[csw-maintainers] Evaluating Gentoo Prefix

Maciej (Matchek) Bliziński maciej at opencsw.org
Sat Sep 21 21:21:07 CEST 2013

2013/9/21 Peter FELECAN <pfelecan at opencsw.org>:
> I'm thinking about the effort to modify all the gears in the machine to
> obtain the result of building in a different prefix.
> How is making this endavour our code base more useful to the world?
> What rises this as something of a priority for us?

There's no priority rising. It's only for people who care about this
and want to do it.

If anyone sets out to do the rebuild / prefix build, it might turn out
that it takes more time to do it with our build recipes than it takes
with Gentoo Prefix. I don't know if it's the case or not, but it's
worth a shot.

Usefulness for the world comes from paranoid organizations being able
to take and audit our code, then run it and build their own package
repositories. How to measure this usefulness, I don't know, but it's a
volunteer based project, if anyone cares about certain feature, they
can work on it. I'm just putting the idea out there: if we want to do
a rebuild, we could reuse someone else's code.


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